Projects at Work

PPM


Portfolio Rigor Mortis

- by Derek Stevens

A project portfolio’s agility and liquidity are key components of its business value. To maintain flexibility and optimize investments, organizations must first understand what can cause “portfolio rigor mortis” and then adopt approaches to avoid or “cure” it.

Drivers and Differentiators

- by Kathleen Ryan O'Connor

A new survey tries to uncover what really makes a difference in project portfolio performance.

Better Visibility in Tacoma

- by Kathleen Ryan O'Connor

How project portfolio management transformed the way the city of Tacoma delivers goods and services to its 200,000 residents.

The Agile Portfolio

- by Kathleen Ryan O'Connor

More organizations are incrementally adding Agile methods to take their project portfolio management practices to the next level, while software providers are adapting their PPM offerings to keep pace with demand.

PPM: A Buyer's Checklist

- by Curt Finch

From functionality to return on investment, here are some key criteria to focus on when considering a project portfolio management solution.

Hard Hats and Hard Drives

- by Kathleen Ryan O'Connor

If it’s the standardization and automation that attracts many in the construction field to project portfolio management software, how that ties into risk and reward keeps them coming back for more.

Portfolios of Care

- by Kathleen Ryan O'Connor

With the cost, quality and complexity of healthcare under a national microscope these days, some hospitals are already realizing critical improvements by implementing project portfolio management, thanks to niche solutions designed specifically for their needs.

Standards and Stands

- by Kathleen Ryan O'Connor

A Gartner research director’s critique of the Project Management Institute’s recently released portfolio and program management standards engages practitioners, vendors and consultants.

Sticks & Stones

Some organizations have the latest and greatest software for prioritizing projects; some don’t. A project management veteran who helped start her credit card company’s PMO from scratch shares her experiences in meeting the challenges. [8 min.]

Gartner Identifies PPM Leaders, Trends

- by Projects@Work

Gartner’s 2009 Magic Quadrant report surveys the state of PPM in a challenging economy, evaluating 19 technology providers, naming six “leaders” and addressing some emerging market trends.

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TOP CONTRIBUTORS

Dave Prior

Agile Consultant, LeadingAgile
Dave Prior, PMP, CST, MBA is an Agile Consultant for LeadingAgile where …

Andy Jordan

President, Roffensian Consulting Inc.
Andy Jordan is a well known author and speaker on project management and…

Bart Gerardi

Sr. Technical Program Manager, Amazon.com
Bart has been an ecommerce program manager for 15 years, and can’t…

Cornelius Fichtner

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP is a noted PMP expert. He has helped over 25,000…

Kathleen O'Connor

I’m a freelance journalist and digital content strategist with 15+…

Aaron Smith

Editorial Director, ProjectsAtWork.com
Aaron has been the editor of ProjectsAtWork since 2001, leading its evol…

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